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SGMC Names the Paramedic and Rookie of the Year

Posted on: May 19th, 2011

Pictured L-R: SGMC EMS Chief Tim Brogdon, Paramedic of the Year Jeremy Norman, Rookie of the Year Beth Merrill, Assistant Administrator for Ancillary Services George Hardy, and Administrator Randy Sauls pose for photographs after the ceremony commemorating EMS Week. Norman and Merrill were selected by their peers for demonstrating leadership and an outstanding commitment to […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

Posted on: May 16th, 2011

Randy Sauls, SGMC Administrator and COO, accepts a check for $40,000 on behalf of the hospital Foundation from Doris Welch, SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary President. The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and presented scholarships at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.Auxiliary members receiving patches for 50 hours […]

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SGMC Announces Acquisition of Smith Northview Hospital

Posted on: May 13th, 2011

SGMC Announces Acquisition of Smith Northview HospitalThe Board of Trustees of Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and the Board of Directors of Smith Northview Hospital jointly announce that SGMC is acquiring Smith Northview Hospital for approximately forty million dollars and the assumption of some existing debt.Health care […]

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SGMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

Posted on: May 9th, 2011

South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week which begins Sunday, May 8, and runs through May 14.The hospital kicked-off its celebration a little early with the announcement of its Excellence in Nursing Award winners on Wednesday, May 4.“For the past five years, healthcare providers in […]

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Opera Concert to Benefit Pearlman Cancer Center

Posted on: April 19th, 2011

4/19/2011 The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual Valdosta Bel Canto Concert at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. Bel Canto (Beautiful Singing) is a musical concert by internationally known singers from the Metropolitan Opera. This year’s performance features Accompanist, Michael Wittenburg […]

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SGMC Announces a program of Surgical Robotics Using the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

Posted on: April 12th, 2011

4/12/2011 South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to our operating room and to our community. The arrival of the da Vinci Surgical System marks the beginning of a robotic-assisted surgery program at SGMC.According to SGMC Chief of Staff Bolan P. Woodward, MD, “Surgical robotics is the next […]

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SGMC Generates $601,000,000 for Local Economy

Posted on: April 12th, 2011

4/12/2011 In 2009, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta generated approximately $601,000,000 in revenue for the local economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, SGMC provided approximately $26,847,924 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than […]

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Renovations Underway to Facilitate CPOE at SGMC

Posted on: April 3rd, 2011

In preparation for Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), an electronic medical record (EMR) initiative at South Georgia Medical Center, renovations are currently underway on several floors of the hospital.  We ask the public’s understanding and patience while these transitions are in process.According to Chief Nursing Officer Ken Kiser, renovations to nursing stations on 3-West, 4-West […]

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SGMC Announces Two New Imaging Services – Digital Mammography and Breast MRI

Posted on: March 21st, 2011

3/21/2011 The Medical Imaging department at South Georgia Medical Center announces the provision of two advanced imaging services— digital mammography and breast MRI.Using the new digital mammography system, patients will enjoy quicker exams with cutting-edge precision.  “This is a new and powerful technology for the detection and fight against breast cancer,” says SGMC’s Chief of […]

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SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center Announces Availability of Revo MRI™ SureScan® Pacing System

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011

3/3/2011 SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center Announces Availability of Revo MRI™ SureScan® Pacing SystemSGMC’s Dasher Heart Center announced that it will be offering the Revo MRI™ SureScan® pacing system, the first MR-Conditional pacing system designed, tested and FDA approved for use in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. Prior to the Revo MRI SureScan pacing system, […]

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